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Pressure In Pain And Chest Caused By Lupus
My mom has advanced lupus. Lately her blood pressure has been really high along with chest pain. Help?
Lupus Nephropathy: I would have mom see her physician. Often, lupus can play a major rule in kidney failure either through the disease process itself ka lupus nephrtis, or caused by side effects of medications. As you know, lupus is a systemic problem. It cause several problems glomerulo -nephritis, IgA nephropathy rapidly progressive gn. She needs anti hypertensives such as Lasix (furosemide) or ace inhib. ...Read more
My mom has advanced lupus. Lately her blood pressure has been really high and she's had chest pain. Will she be pkay?
What do you suggest if my mom has lupus. & its really advanced, lately her blood pressure has been really high along with chest pain?
Complicated: Your excellent question is far too complex to address here as it involves her overall general health and the interactions of all her medicines, kidney function, and results of her tests. Please discuss your concerns with her rheumatologist or primary care doctor. If that isn't satisfactory, consider a second opinion. You live 4.5 miles from Boston: Mass General, Brigham & Womens - best around! ...Read more
I have lupus and GERD i feel pressure on my throat at night and some times food stuck near my sternum what is this ?
Yes: It certainly can and chest pain from pleurisy (inflammation of the pleura or lining of the lungs) is one of the diagnostic criteria for lupus. Of course there are many reasons for chest pain in patients with and without lupus, so see your primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.
Chest pain in Lupus: Dear Lupi: Chest pain in a patient with lupus could be from the lungs or the heart. For example, Inflammation of the lung lining is called pleurisy which is a sharp pain and can radiate to the back. But there are also many other possibilities - the heart sac can be inflamed - called pericarditis and can present in the same way. You must see your physician for a thorough physical exam. Nisha ...Read more
Have had two strong heart flutters and afterwards have chest pain for few hours then goes away. Can lupus cause this symptom?
If my lupus was in remissino (no inflammation present), would I still get muscle & pleuritic chest pain) tapering below 5mg?Is inflamm cause of pain?
No: If lupus is in remission you should not have symptoms of the disease and you should be able to taper off prednisone. It is very common to have Fibromyalgia with lupus. This may cause your chest pain and muscle pain. It requires a different treatment. Your rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more
Can lupus ( I have lupus)cause acute sudden shortnesss of breath?I have no chest pain, no cough, not coughing anything up, just slight shortness of breath like i need to yawn to feel better-clear echo
Have lupus.Chest X-ray showed hyperinflated lungs the past few years but otherwise normal.Never smoked. Exercise.No sob but do get lightheaded.Cause?
See your rheumatolog: There are several sle related possibilities and numerous other causes for your sob. I would normally recommend a high resolution ct of the chest to look for interstitial lung disease and an echocardiogram to look for pulmonary artery hypertension. If you have leg swelling or anticardiolipin antibodies you should also be checked for a blood clot. If these are negative there are next steps. ...Read more
In lupus, what is likely cause of sharp chest pain I get sometimes during flares that worsens when I lean forward or inhale. Heart/lungs scans normal. ?
Unclear: Lupus pts can get pericarditis - sharp chest pain which is worse with deep breath but improved by leaning forward/worse lying on your back. Alternatively, lupus pts also get myalgia (muscle pain) and arthralgia (joint pain, including of the rib cage) which can be worse with deep breath but wouldn't change much with different position. Heart and lung scans would be normal for all of these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just dx w/lupus doc put me on steroids which I quit due to the hip pain it cause me some chest pain at times bp 155/105 joint pain low fever at times
Always lighthead , chest pain, palpitations.Both X-ray & CT showed slight enlarged pulmonary artery.Had echo 4possible pulm hypertension. If echo results are normal, is my artery not cause? I have lupus.
I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome , no thyroid disease, many days now i feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?
Every day at night i feel pressure and discomfort in my throat I have systemic lupus but no thyroid disease what can cause this pressure ?
SLE and throat pain: I would check with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any connection to getting breast implants and then developing lupus or fibromyalgia at some point afterwards? Are implants a known cause of either?
Breast implant/lupus: None after years of medical published studies with excellent documentation. This is an antidotal relationship... ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Chest pain in lupus can come from many different causes. Pleuritis, chest pain due to inflammation of the tissue surrounding the lung, is a diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus. Patients with lupus can also get indigestion, pneumonia, blood clots, heart disease etc. That also cause chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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